Closures for Winter
December 2, 2013- Acadia is now in winter mode. Most of Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain Road, is closed. Still open is the Ocean Drive section, from Schooner Head overlook to Otter Cliff Road, and Jordan Pond area via Jordan Pond Road. More »
Carriage roads to close temporarily
Bar Harbor, ME - The carriage road system in Acadia National Park will be closed to all users until the roads thaw sufficiently to allow use without causing damage. The closure began on March 9, 2012, and is expected to last at least two weeks. Spring thawing causes the carriage roads to become soft. Walking, bicycling, or riding horses on them under these conditions can cause significant damage that is costly to repair. If you find a road posted, please respect the request to wait for drier conditions. If a road is not posted where you enter it, but seems so soft that you are sinking in and leaving tracks, don't go on it. Help protect these historic roads, and wait until they dry out.
To check on current conditions, call Acadia National Park at 288-3338 and press "0," or go to Acadia's website at www.nps.gov/acad.
Did You Know?
Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.